NCR celebrates National Women and Girls in Sports Day
Today is the 35th Anniversary of National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). According to The Women’s Sports Foundation, NGWSD began in 1987 as a special day in our nation’s capital to recognize women’s sports. The day united premiere organizations and elite female athletes to bring national attention to the promise of girls and women in sports. In 1987, NGWSD also served as a remembrance of Olympic volleyball player, Flo Hyman, for her athletic achievements and dedication to promoting equality for women’s sports; Hyman died of Marfan’s Syndrome in 1986. NGWSD has since evolved into an event to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.
Today NCR celebrates National Women and Girls in Sports Day. We honor and recognize the amazing women who have worked tirelessly to improve women’s collegiate rugby and have played an important role in helping to build NCR as the leading rugby organization in the country. From members of the NCR Board of Directors, to Conference Commissioners and staff, NCR has some amazing women working with us. Below is a showcase of just a few of the women who promote and grow collegiate rugby around the United States. We are proud of these women and are so grateful for the work they do.
We hope the showcase below can help inspire other women and girls to participate and work in sports. We are all one team and work together to build up the sport of rugby. We help women and girls everywhere believe that their hobbies and jobs can always include fun!